Friday, September 02, 2011

Why your pup should be 8 weeks of age before you adopt

In a study by L. Pierantoni, M. Albertini, F. Pirrone it showed that puppies taken from their mother and littermates earlier than 8 weeks of age were more prone to developing behavior problems. Below are the findings. The first number represents pups removed early from the litter that developed behavior issues. The second number represents pups that remained with the litter until at least 8 weeks but also developed issues.

Destructiveness: 47/16
Excessive Barking: 63/21
Fearfulness on walks: 53/7
Reactivity to noises: 81/39
Toy possessiveness: 34/4
Food possessiveness: 34/7
Attention-seeking: 87/49
Aversion to strangers: 60/24
Stranger aggression: 23/4
Owner aggression: 17/9
Play biting: 28/3
Tail chasing: 14/1
House Soiling: 26/10

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dog Food news

www.dogfoodadvisors.com
How does your dog food rate?
check it out to see if you are feeding your dog a quality food.

Friday, July 08, 2011

WARNING- TOXIC TO DOGS

An additive called XYLITOL commonly found in sugar free gum and other foods is highly toxic to dogs.
It causes liver failure and can be fatal. Be extra careful to keep any food items containing Xylitol away from your dog.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Book Recommendation




If you are looking for a book that will help you to understand dog better, I recommend the Dog Vinci Code by John Rogerson.

Also The Art of Raising a Puppy & How to be Your Dogs Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete.







Saturday, May 14, 2011

What type of dog is right for you or your family?

This website will help you to determine what type of dog would be a good match.
www.breedbreakdown.com